Knowledge Transfer with Social Enterprises and BME organisations

On June 26th I will be presenting two papers within the conference ‘University – Industry Collaboration in Challenging Times’ (ESRC Research Capacity Building Clusters 2013 National Summit Conference).

One paper builds on my last 5 years of knowledge transfer activities with Black and Minority Ethnic Organisations; the other (with Lyon and Vickers) focuses on Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Social Enterprises. Full titles:

  • Sustainable enterprises or community organisations? Supporting Black and Minority Ethnic organisations with Knowledge Transfer initiatives. (D’Angelo)
  • The trans-disciplinary challenge: building relationships between academia and third sector organisations through the use of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (Lyon, D’Angelo, Vickers)

For more information about the conference – and the full programme – click here.

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Welfare needs of BME communities – programme now available

Thursday 18 July 2013, 10am – 4pm (tbc)
Middlesex University, Hendon Campus

Full programme on SPRC website. Deadline for registration: July 8th.

The current economic crisis and the ongoing welfare restructuring are having a disproportionate impact on Black and Minority Ethnic communities throughout the UK. As far-reaching government changes to benefits, housing, healthcare, advice provision and other services affect an already deeply unequal population, local community organisations need to work and advocate even more effectively for their clients and members. At the same time, recent funding and policy trends – from the shift to service commissioning to the ‘social cohesion’ agenda – have raised new challenges for the sustainability of BME sector as a whole.

This event aims to bring together practitioners, community activists, local policy makers and academics in an opportunity to engage with these issues through case studies, examples of good practices and ‘knowledge exchange’. Key themes to be explored include: Continue reading “Welfare needs of BME communities – programme now available”